Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov is known not to miss any tactic on the chess board. Here’s a position from the game Kasparov vs Adrian Negulescu, Cagnes sur Mer, 1977. What do you think White played for a checkmate in three?


Kasparov – Negulescu

Result: 1-0
Site: Cagnes sur Mer
Date: 1977
[…] 1.♕g4 “threatening checkmate with Rh5 and keeping the Qg5 checkmate threat alive – Simple?” 1…♕e5
1…♕f7 “The queen cannot leave hold of the g5 square cause of checkmate” 2.♕g5#
2.♖xe5 ♖g7 3.♖h5# (0:01:44) 1. (3.♕h5#)